About the Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

We are pleased to offer our comprehensive rehabilitation programs to the Palouse region. Our program goal is to provide superior disease process education, behavioral modification, and exercise training to support a healthy community.

Each patient will attend 2-3 sessions per week, up to 36 exercise sessions, each lasting one hour.

  • Cardiac sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  • Pulmonary sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday.

Our program provides cardiac rhythm and rate monitoring along with blood pressure and pulse oximetry checks before, during, and after exercising. Our patients will rotate through different modalities with the goal of increasing muscle strength and endurance by adding time and resistance. Disease process and behavioral modification education and home exercise instruction will also be provided throughout the program.


Primary Diagnoses

Below are the primary diagnoses approved by Medicare for Cardiac Rehabilitation reimbursement and recommended diagnoses for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Documented diagnoses of Acute Myocardial Infarction (MI) within the preceding 12 months
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Stable Angina Pectoris
  • Heart Valve Repair or replacement
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
  • Heart of Heart-and-Lung transplant
  • Cardiac Stenting


Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Obstructive diseases – COPD, Persistent Asthma, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, etc.
  • Obesity induced shortness of breath or shortness with exertion


Hospitalist Assessment

Our Hospitalist will complete a thorough intake assessment on every patient. Together, the Exercise Physiologist and the Hospitalist will develop the patient’s care plan for the program. Each care plan will be monitored and updated throughout the program and will include visits by the Hospitalist during the exercise sessions. Periodic reports will be sent to referring and primary physicians, keeping them updated on their patient’s progress in the program. Upon completion of the rehabilitation program, every patient will receive a discharge assessment by the Hospitalist.


Key Components of the Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Equipment used for Rehabilitation

  • Recumbent stepper
  • Recumbent bike
  • Upper body ergometer
  • Treadmill
  • Strength training with weights and bands


Education Topics Covered during Rehabilitation

  • What is Cardiac or Pulmonary Disease?
  • Breathing retraining
  • Risk factors
  • Inactivity
  • Nutrition/Weight Management/Diabetes
  • Blood Pressure
  • Medication
  • Behavioral Modification


To schedule an appointment, call: (509) 336-7552